How to fix a Read-Only drive in Windows

Read Only Drive FixThere you are, minding your own business…

Maybe you just installed a Windows 10 update. Maybe you just had to run a disk check that asked you to reboot. Maybe you didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary at all.

Whatever the case, things go kaflooey. All of a sudden, you can’t save or create new files on a certain drive – be it a hard drive, partition on a drive, external disk, USB stick, etc.

Instead of working, you get an error message that your, “drive is read-only“.

At this point, you begin to panic. But fear not: It’s super-easy to unlock your drive and remove its “Read-Only” mode!

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Mac malware surged in 2019 – true or false?

MacOS MalwareMacs were in the news again this week as Malwarebytes released a report claiming that for the first time ever, malware on Macs outpaced that of Windows-based PCs in 2019.

It sounds like a total nightmare for Apple users!

But hang on a sec… Malwarebytes released the report, and they have been promoting their Mac version of their anti-malware software recently.

So, what’s the real deal here?

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Help! My USB stick is read-only in Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Server USB WritableIf you use Ubuntu Desktop, using a USB stick is a piece of cake. You just plug it in, read/write files, and yank it out again.

But what about Ubuntu Server?

Try the same thing, and you end up with a USB stick that can only be accessed by root. Well, that’s probably not what you want!

There are several ways to solve this problem, but by far the easiest – believe it or not – is to add a touch of Windows…

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The Biggest threat to Privacy: Browser Fingerprints

A lot of people these days are talking about protecting their online privacy.

We have hearings going on, threats of breaking up Facebook and other Big Tech companies, data leaks, and so on.

Many people are going so far as to boycott Google (which is easier said than done).

But so far, no one – except Mozilla – is talking about the biggest threat to online privacy: Browser Fingerprints.

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Upgrade to Thunderbird 64-bit, and go supersonic!

Thunderbird 64-bitFor those of us who don’t like webmail because storing all our data in the The Cloud just seems like a Really Bad Idea, the best e-mail program available for puters is Thunderbird.

There’s only one problem: the default version you can download from Mozilla’s web site is still 32-bit.

Firefox – and pretty much every other piece of software out there – went 64-bit a long time ago.

So, how do you go 64-bit with Thunderbird? And why would you want to?

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Fix weird colors in Chrome in just a few clicks

Chrome Color ProblemIf you’re like most internauts these days, you use Google’s Chrome web browser.

You may have noticed that after a certain update, Chrome started displaying colors incorrectly.

The change can be subtle, like with bright blues and purples appearing slightly “off”.

Things can also appear totally wonky, and your whole browser window can be tinted red, for example.

Fortunately, this is a known problem and there’s a very easy way to fix it!

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